1954 CISWO PLANS FOR A MINERS’ EISTEDDFOD’

NOTTS MINERS’ SOCIAL CENTRE TO BE ‘BEST IN BRITAIN’ In this 1954 ‘Coal News’, W L Miron, speaking as the Chairman of CISWO announced ambitious plans for the Berry Hill site.    He said, “On this site next year will be a Miners Eisteddfod’; the programme will include Brass Band
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FUN OF THE FAIR

This is a 1954 Coal News Report of a number of coalfield Galas.  Pictures 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 refer specifically to the 1954 Berry Hill Gala.     Picture 5: reports that June Wagstaffe (Bolsover Colliery faceworker’s daughter) is crowned 1954 Coal Queen by 1953’s Coal Queen, Brenda
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1954, Notts Mining Galas move to Berry Hill Park, Mansfield

Notts NUM donates £5,000 to build a Band Stand This 1954 Coal News reports on the first of a number of donations by the Notts NUM:    This drawing (courtesy of Mansfield District Council Planning / Archives Department) is an architect’s drawing of the plans for the Bandstand: Bandstand Drawing
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  NOTTINGHAMSHIRE MINING MUSEUM RE-OPENS We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum at these times  Friday 23rd July, 2021 for 6 Fridays ONLY:  23rd, 30th July, and 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of August*   Half hourly pre-booked appointments commencing at 10.00 am (10.00 am, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.30
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PRIDE (2014)

As many of you may know, a film about LGSM’s involvement in the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85 was released in 2014. If you haven’t heard, this is your sign to check it out. It is heartbreaking, funny, and shares a slice of history that may not always be known in
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